Jürgen Schäfler’s ambition as orchid enthusiast was born. He started to think, to puzzle, to construct.
”I wanted to find an easy way for my Mother to water and grow her flowers. She should be able to see the roots and the roots should have enough space to grow freely.” He wanted to discover a way to end the usual way of buying orchids, drowning them, bin them and replace them with new plants. Jürgen Schäfler said: ”Above all, Orchitop is for people who nourish and cherish their orchids for a long time.” He made the prototype from bamboo sticks. Today, the trademarked Orchitop is made by injection molding – and it is made in Germany. It is produced in a Langenargen-based plastics engineering company.
The width between each individual pole has been specifically chosen so that a microclimate can build-up inside the pot and thus, the roots can simply grow through. The inventor insists: ”This means orchids can be removed from the Orchitop without any problem.” This could become necessary once old substrate has to be removed due to decomposition or pest infection. In such cases, you can simply remove the plant, treat the substrate or replace it. In the meantime, Frieda Schäfler is very happy about her gorgeous orchids. Jürgen Schäfler is very satisfied: ” The experiment was totally successful.”